Looking for the best sports bar in Las Vegas? MGM has your pregame, dinner, tailgate, and sports bets covered!
Las Vegas is a global focal point for a variety of reasons, but over the last few years, it has blossomed into one of the best sports cities in the world.
The pageantry and electricity people came to expect from other industries on the strip are now synonymous with Sin City’s sports scene.
It may be overwhelming trying to plan out an itinerary when there are so many options to pursue. Fear not, however, as this can serve as your go-to guide for how to do Vegas sports properly, covering the best places to eat, drink, watch, bet, and even tailgate.
Pregame Dinner at NoMad Bar
When you need to grab a bite before watching some VGK action, NoMad is the place to go. Located directly across the street from T-Mobile Arena, this eclectic venue knows how to elevate the simple things.
They have an extensive cocktail menu, featuring unique twists on classic drinks as well as their own creations. The “Hot Lips” cocktail – a smoky and spicy margarita made with fresh pineapple and jalapeno tequila – is a particular favorite.
The food menu is also full of delicious delights, ranging from succulent fried chicken bites accompanied by an avocado ranch, to a decadent French dip sandwich with mouth-watering black truffle sherry jus.
And no Golden Knights pregame could be complete without “The VGK Dog” – a bacon-wrapped, black truffle hot dog with punchy black and gold relish.
Waiting for your drink? Watch some of these Golden Knights TikToks.
Our biggest words of advice: enjoy everything you can at NoMad, just make sure you can still stay awake by the time the third period rolls around!
Top-Tier Tailgate at Bud Light Beer Garden
If you plan on heading to a Raiders game, a visit to the Bud Light Beer Garden beside Luxor Hotel & Casino is an absolute must.
The outdoor venue is within walking distance to Allegiant Stadium and offers a tailgate experience worthy of Las Vegas.
Live DJ with pumping tunes? Check. A dizzying array of food from MGM’s premier restaurants? Check. BetMGM betting kiosks, life-sized board games, and special appearances from former Raiders greats? Check, check, and check!
There are also a ton of screens throughout the area, showing all the day’s biggest matchups. The Beer Garden is not just open for Raiders games either, as the tailgate festivities will fire up for UNLV games and other big events.
Best of all, the Beer Garden is open to the public and completely free. That being said, there is a stellar VIP experience – featuring an unlimited buffet and bar – you can purchase tickets for to maximize your fun.
All things considered, it is one of the most enjoyable ways to watch a game in Vegas if you aren’t actually going to the arena.
College Football Saturday at BetMGM Sportsbook In Park MGM
There are few days more sacred on the sports calendar than college football Saturdays. The frenzied excitement and unbridled chaos of the massive CFB slates are a viewing experience to behold.
While in Vegas, there are a ton of sportsbook venues worth checking out, but the BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar at Park MGM captures the ideal collegiate football vibe.
As you enter, there are odds boards and ticket writers on the right-hand side for those who want to wager. The more hardened bettors may also want to take a trip to the BetMGM Sportsbook at Mandalay Bay, with its sprawling odds boards and massive seating area.
Looking for more activities? Stop by Topgolf after the game.
Once you get inside the establishment, you can feel the energy rise as kickoff looms. There is a massive bar in the middle of the room with a bounty of local beer options on tap, as well as a tailgate menu that screams football.
The double cheeseburger is a guilty pleasure, but when you come on the weekend, your trip is incomplete without the beef barbacoa nachos. This hefty tray of crave-worthy goodness is only available on Saturday and Sunday, making it a must-have appy while you cheer on your bets.
Just make sure you come with a focus on football. It gets pretty hard to pay attention to anything else when a ranked team is about to fall flat against a massive underdog.
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